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Old 12-12-2012, 03:31 AM   #46 (permalink)
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No one here here would be offended if I had to change my pants over the widebody pics right? Right? Wow. My poor poor piggy bank is on a diet right now. But someday, when he's nice and fat, I would love to smash him in your honor Norm. Again. Really. P.S. Norm, I owe you some glamorous hood photos, like tomorrow/today. It's only been.... almost 2 years. Life happened, a lot. Ha Ha Ha!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I really appreciate the info - been gathering information for a 4.8 Turbo build, and I'm doing whatever I can to avoid buying a T56.

Great work, can't wait to see it running!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Excellent work! One of the best DIY V8 builds I have seen.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #49 (permalink)
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thanks for the compliments,

haven't done much lately since christmas shopping slowed me down.

decided to take my intake to work and paint it BRIGHT red cause im a ricer at heart. might paint the valve covers eventually.








and finally got my gxp valence, omg $300 later i'm wondering if its secretly made of gold or something.



just ordered some new exhaust tips so i'll finish the exhaust once those get here.

ordered some ss braided fuel line and fittings to complete my fuel set up, should be working on that in the near future as well
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #50 (permalink)
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finished up the exhaust today, got my clamps in, tips welded on.





got the fuel lines set up at the rail, need to get a bulkhead for running a return line into the tank, then onto wiring

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Old 01-06-2013, 02:51 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Saw that you used exhaust manifolds from a Camaro. Any clearance issues with the accessory drive setup from the 'vette? I know when Hot Rod Magazine did their LS-7 build, they used the accessory drive parts for a CTS-V...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Saw that you used exhaust manifolds from a Camaro. Any clearance issues with the accessory drive setup from the 'vette? I know when Hot Rod Magazine did their LS-7 build, they used the accessory drive parts for a CTS-V...

yeah the cts accessories would be nice or even the camaro setup too, but they are just a little too expensive for my blood. maybe down the line ill change them but for now there is plenty of room for all of them. when i test fit the hood it was tight but fit.

the vette manifolds wouldn't work, they dumped straight down onto a cross member, the camaro manifolds fit perfect however the O2 sensor on the driver side wouldn't fit due to the steering shaft. so i bought a $3.00 O2 sensor plug, and welded a new bung into the downtube. easier access to it with a wrench this way as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Very nice build!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #54 (permalink)
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small update, got my bulkhead fitting. took the fuel pump out and put the bulkhead through the top where the pressure sensor was. moved the pressure sensor over an inch or so for room.



pressure holding steady

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #55 (permalink)
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exciting news, it RUNS!
been working on the wiring this weekend, fired right up it was amazing.
next i have to pull the harness back out of the car and wrap it with wire loom.

also mounted the c5 pedal, fit perfectly feels identical to stock

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:29 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Congrats on the start-up! Now we need video...
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #57 (permalink)
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haven't posted any updates lately so here are a couple pics

got some autometer gauges






also added a push button start


i tried to load a short video of it running but wouldnt work, i guess ill have to research what im doing wrong.

still a few odds n ends to button up, i really want to go for a test drive but it seems the snow will not let up just ran it through the gears up on jackstands

next step is to put the front cover back on, make an intake tube/filter assembly, etc.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Those look killer
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #59 (permalink)
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my ls1 ar5 swap build up!

Great job on all of it. I hate our deep recessed fuel gauge. It would be interesting to see if you get unreasonable glare on the gauges though.


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Old 02-05-2013, 07:22 AM   #60 (permalink)
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looking good.
What tune are you using?

Is the ECM talking with the BCM ok? or at all?
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